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Household Fire Hazards

Closets, lamps, blankets

Household Fire Hazards

Each of the following scenarios illustrates situations that can happen in just about any home. All were taken from real-life stories. One or both of us have experienced more than one of them as well.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Ornamental Garden

Landscaping with a Green Thumb: The Ornamental Garden

Gardening with your family can be fun, and it can be a great way to teach your kids about nature and the environment. If you'd like to see green plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees in your yard instead of just a broad expanse of lawn, you're on your way to an environmentally friendly landscape. Just be sure to follow "green" practices and opt for a low-maintenance garden.

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Host the Perfect Halloween Party

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Host the Perfect Halloween Party

Ghosts, goblins, and ghastly witches - sounds like the ideal group of party guests! Show them all a frighteningly fun time by hosting the perfect Halloween party with your children. To ensure your party is a monster bash they'll never forget, include the following spine-tingling essentials.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

EarthSavers: Air

EarthSavers: Air

Clean air -- you can't see, smell, or taste it, but you sure can't live without it! Cars, factories, and electricity make our lives easier, but they also produce gasses and chemicals that pollute the air. Polluted air is bad for people to breathe, and it can harm animals, trees, and plants. And it doesn't just blow away -- the pollution can return to earth as acid rain.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Tour #3: The Power Trip

Tour #3: The Power Trip

We arrived at our local electric power plant just as a herd of Cub Scouts were leaving.

Pilgrim Power Station is a nuclear power plant located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. It sticks out like a sore thumb in the otherwise attractive landscape.

A large tea kettle

From our slightly-nerdy looking tour guide with his well rehearsed speech to the arrays of security cameras and fresh coats of institutional green paint, everything about Pilgrim had a tight, professional, all-business feeling.

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Make Your Own Toilet Paper Tube Flashlight

Three Toilet Paper Tubes on White Background

How Batteries Work

Make Your Own Toilet Paper Tube Flashlight

By now, your child has learned enough about electricity to know that it's not some mysterious force that only electricians can make sense of. If you've already made a Lemon Clock, then he has learned a little about electrons and how batteries work. Making a Toilet Paper Tube Flashlight will not only reinforce those skills but also help your child understand what's going on inside a regular flashlight when he flips the switch.

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Electrical Fires

Problems with fixed wiring

Electrical Fires

Tool Chest

Fixed wiring is the permanent wiring in the walls of a structure that connects things like wall sockets and light fixtures to a power source.

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Things: We Own Them, They Don't Own Us

Things: We Own Them, They Don't Own Us

How do we become more skillful in our relationship to things? Much of our lives is spent purchasing, returning, taking care of, cleaning, putting away, moving, and getting rid of things. We acquire possessions through purchase, gifts, and inheritance. Once we are owners, possessions demand a large portion of our life energy. What do we do with the things we no longer use and the things that belonged to the people we loved dearly? Our choices about possessions shape our lives.

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10 Affordable Ways to Make Your Home Feel Special

Have you recently moved and looking to make your space your own? Maybe you've been there a while and you're just looking for a fresh new look. Whatever the reason, we have some home décor hacks that are simple and inexpensive.

1. Turn your backyard into a relaxing oasis with garden lights.

garden lights at a family gathering

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Getting into a Savings Mind-set

Getting into a Savings Mind-set

Trading a spending habit for a savings habit isn't easy, but it can be done. Being aware of your spending habits is an important first step. You need to realize that you're spending close to $10 a day on coffee, bagels, and shampoo before you can decide to cut out the bagel and save a little money.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Third Grade Science and Health

Third Grade Science and Health

What your child should learn in Science

The natural world is the basis of most science study in the third grade, just as it was in the earlier years. The teacher's primary goal is to foster the children's sense of curiosity about the world and their skills of inquiry. Teachers will make frequent use of questions that stimulate the critical thinking of the children: Why is that? How does that happen? What if...?

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Science Experiments for Kids: Make a Lemon Clock

One Whole and One Half Lemon on White Background

Learning About Electricity

Science Experiments for Kids: Make a Lemon Clock

As part of a generation of children growing up in an increasingly green and eco-conscious world, things like low-energy light bulbs and hybrid cars are the norm for your child. Making a clock that runs on citrus power is not only a powerful way to reinforce the idea that there are alternative energy sources to be found everywhere, but it's also a great way for her to learn more about electricity and conductive materials.

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Crafts for Every Holiday

New Year's Eve

Crafts for Every Holiday

Bet You Didn't Know

In early Victorian times, this was the day of the Open House, when everyone went from house to house "making calls." Open House was usually held from noon to 6 p.m. Ladies and children stayed at home and gentlemen went calling, leaving their calling cards in a special holder near the front door of every home. This practice was eventually limited to family calls and receptions for invited guests only.

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Updated: December 11, 2021

Ways to Celebrate Baby's First Christmas

Baby's First Christmas

It's common for parents to treat any of their baby's firsts as extra special. This includes, of course, the baby's first Christmas. Since they are so little, you are probably wondering what the best way to celebrate is. What can you do with a baby? Well, the answer is tons of stuff! Even if they don't remember, you will and you can create memories that will last a lifetime. Below are 15 ways you can celebrate a baby's first Christmas.

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Frozen Pipes

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Frozen Pipes

In the Nick of Time

Sometimes pipes freeze but don't break. This also causes problems, as the frozen water blocks water to faucets and appliances. If this happens, thaw the blockage before it breaks the pipe and creates further damage. To do so, you'll have to locate the blockage. Leave the blocked faucets or valves turned on to equalize pressure as much as possible, then trace the pipes back from there, feeling along the pipes for the coldest spot.

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Feeding Your Cat

Feeding Your Cat

Cat Nip

Greens such as bluegrass, fescue, ryegrass; Japanese barnyard millet; oats; rye (beware of ergot, a hallucinogenic fungus); sprouts (alfalfa or bean), in small amounts; and wheat are easy to grow and provide safe munching, if your cat is so inclined. Avoid seeds treated with herbicides or insecticides, though.

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Five In-Law Power Tactics

Five In-Law Power Tactics

In-laws, like all other people, use several different tactics to get power. If they're smart, they go with the ones that work best, but for some people, any power play will do in a pinch. Here are some of the most common techniques people use to assert power over other people. Which ones describe how your in-laws get their way?

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